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    Building a digital camera from flatbed scanner hardware

    not sure if this got posted, sorry if it did.... found it on slashdot.org today...

    a very interesting re-use of technology....


    http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/tech/scanner.html


    might prove useful to those strapped for cash... and such a high res of image can be achive for a very low cost...
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    Whoa...talk about a geek, lol.

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    Ohhhhh.......
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    Uh huh. Not to mention the obvious fact, but the pictures it takes are terrible, and it is still strapped to a PC...Interesting idea though. But the money savings to me is not worth it. FWIW, I just bought a Panasonic PD-4090 from eBay for $170. This camera rocks!
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    But the thing is, you have to take in to account that it was built ~1998.
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